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1 week ago

iTranslate Voice lands on Android with support for over 40 languages

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iTranslate Voice is now available for Android, ready to help you communicate in over 40 languages.

iTranslate Voice will translate your speech into another language, much like Google Translate, though without the language detection.

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1 week ago

Android Central Photo Contest: Cold

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 Cold

We're back again with a new photo contest this week, and you may notice that we've changed the title of this post from the standard "Weekly Photo Contest" — that's because we're moving to photo contests that last two weeks, starting today. We're keeping the same format and contest rules, simply running for two weeks. That gives everyone twice as long to take and submit a single photo for the contest, and also gives us a chance to give out more (and better) prizes each contest, while also making sure winners get them in a timely manner after they win.

Now with those formalities out of the way, let's get to this contest's prompt — "cold." Now you don't have to live in a cold climate to take a picture for this contest, but you may have to think outside the box to get something interesting. We can't wait to see the chilly photos you take this week.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Fruit' winners!

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Another weekly photo contest has come to a close, giving us plenty of pretty pictures to look at involving the prompt "fruit." Through the pages in the forums we narrowed it down to two winners, who you can see after the break — read along with us.

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1 week ago

Facebook brings Messenger to a standalone site for web browsers

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Messenger has launched as a standalone web site, but it won't be disappearing from Facebook's core site.

Messenger, Facebook's messaging platform, is now available as a standalone service on the web. In the past users had to use Facebook's website to message their friends and family, but starting today they can do so without all the extra distractions.

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1 week ago

Twitter dumps the 'Discover' and 'Activity' tabs for new Trends section

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Twitter has announced a change to its mobile apps today that will see the "Discover" and "Activity" pages replaced with a single trends page — now nestled in the search menu.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 versus iPhone 6: Camera shootout!

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Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

Few things are more important in a smartphone today than the camera — and both Samsung and Apple know how to do imaging well.

Advancements in smartphone photography prowess have turned everyone into a photographer, and while taking a great photo isn't just about the device you use it certainly doesn't hurt to have the best technology available. Both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 represent the top end of what's available in terms of smartphone camera technology, giving you plenty of potential to work with when capturing the moments that matter to you. Naturally we wanted to put these smartphones to a test, then, to see which can do better in a variety of photography situations.

Will the Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 come out on top? We tested both to see which phone does the best in common photography situations.

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1 week ago

Google Calendar introduces month view ... again

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Google is again making it even easier to see an overview of your upcoming appointments with the return of the monthly view to the Google Calendar app.

In an update that will be rolling out over the next few days, Google will bring back the month view back to the Google Calendar app. Back in February Google made a bunch of changes and improvements to Google Calendar, and they have received a lot of feedback.

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1 week ago

Amazon Echo owners can now control WeMo and Philips Hue devices with their voice

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Amazon is sending out emails to Amazon Echo owners alerting them that the connected speaker can now remotely control some WeMo and Philipps Hue devices

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1 week ago

Cricket introduces three new payment plans, including a rent-to-own option

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New payment plans from Cricket bring flexibility to how quickly you need to pay your new device off.

Cricket Wireless previously only offered a single off-contract price for devices, but they have just introduced three new payment plans which now bring different payment options to customers. Not everyone can go out and purchase a device off-contract, and Cricket's new plans make paying for your new device much easier.

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1 week ago

Sony Xperia Z2 Lollipop update available in more countries, additional devices to be added next week

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Sony is releasing the Lollipop update for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet in more countries starting today, and beginning next week they will be pushing the update to other devices as well.

The past few weeks have been busy for Sony with various announcements about their Lollipop roll-out plans. Sony has confirmed that the update for the Xperia Z2, which was previously only in the Nordics, will be spreading to devices in other countries as well.

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1 week ago

Users sticking around longer for BBM than WhatsApp and Snapchat

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New data shows that BBM retains more users than most other mobile messaging apps.

Measured against 22 messaging apps, including WhatsApp and Snapchat, BBM held on to 93% of its users after 30 days.

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1 week ago

The Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard for Android is small enough to fit in a purse

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Logitech has announced plans to launch a version of its Keys-To-Go portable keyboard for Android devices later in April for $69.99.

The Keys-To-Go keyboard was previously released for iOS products, but now Logitech is offering a version of the accessory that will work with both Android and Windows devices.

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1 week ago

NTT DoCoMo's Galaxy S6 edge set to arrive April 23 with LTE-Advanced

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NTT DoCoMo will begin offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on April 23, pre-orders will include a free wireless charging pad.

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge begin today on NTT DoCoMo, and in addition to offering more colors than the US, this model will come equipped with LTE-Advanced.

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1 week ago

Intel shows it can put its RealSense 3D depth camera inside a smartphone

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off a version of its RealSense 3D depth camera this week that is small enough to be put inside a 6-inch smartphone.

Intel has previously developed versions of the RealSense camera that can be put inside laptops and tablets, including the recent Dell Venue 8 7840.

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1 week ago

HTC One M9+: No plans for North American or European launch

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Hoping for a Western release for HTC's first Quad HD phone? Don't hold your breath.

With HTC today announcing the HTC One M9+ for the Chinese market, there's been speculation as to whether the company would launch this larger version of the M9 in other territories.

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